normally, i’m not a book-fad reader (ie reading books that everyone thinks are the new hits, bookseller popular lists, what have you) but after reading a description of “my sister’s keeper” by jodi picoult and comparing that to my illness and eventual transplant needs, i felt it would be an interesting read. despite the really unnecessary romantic plotline, i found the book very emotional trying and challenging and interesting. i enjoyed it. it was desperately hard to read (ie there were lots of tears involved).
Anna was genetically engineered to be a perfect match for her cancer-ridden older sister. Since birth, the 13-year-old has donated platelets, blood, her umbilical cord, and bone marrow as part of her family’s struggle to lengthen Kate’s life. Anna is now being considered as a kidney donor in a last-ditch attempt to save her 16-year-old sister. As this compelling story opens, Anna has hired a lawyer to represent her in a medical emancipation suit to allow her to have control over her own body.
i’m excited to start my winter break reading (as i am now DONE DONE DONE with the semester officially). i went to half price books and spent $44 on books (but alex’s sister works there, so i got them fro $25). so many booooooks!